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Tag Archives: Mississipi River

FLOODING UPDATE

Record floods are forecast this weekend on the Mississippi River after torrential rains fell across eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Chester in Randolph County is expected to top its old flood record set in 1993. Updates available on FarmWeekNow.com. The Mississippi is expected to reach 49.9 feet by Friday at Chester, Illinois, south of St…. read more

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CORPS RESPONDS

Earlier this week, farm groups and barge operators criticized the Army Corps of Engineers for closing the Mississippi River near Memphis for a work project. Late Monday, the Corps responded telling interested parties why they closed the river now. The annual bank protection program must be performed when river levels permit (typically between August and… read more

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